Today's News

  • Guardian ad Litem honors volunteers

    The Guardian ad Litem and Guardian Foundation Inc., has announced that Susan Rosenthal of Cedar Key the 8th Judicial Circuit Wide Volunteer of the Year.

    The announcement was made at theVolunteer Appreciation Dinner sponsored by the Guardian Foundation Inc. and was held in Gainesville.

    This is the 35th anniversary of the Guardian ad Litem Program which relies on their volunteers who advocate for abused and abandoned children involved in the dependency court process. There are 30 GAL volunteers who work in Levy/Gilchrist Counties.

  • Poker Run benefits Haven Hospice

    The recent Hutch Legacy Poker Run raised $2,903 for Haven Hospice in honor of the late William Nelson "Hutch" Hutchinson, who was a Hospice volunteer.

    Pictured left to right are Val Hutchinson, Haven Hospice Administrator Anita Howard, coordinator for the event Brad Groom and Stephanie Brod, Haven event coordinator.

  • 26th Annual Hayride

    The Kountry Kids brought their Fall Festival Hayride to the Chiefland Citizen last week.

    It is the learning center's 26th annual celebration of cooler temperatures and the changes in Chiefland.

    It was certainly perfect timing because the weather is expected to be cool and dry into next week. 

  • THEO program coming to CF

    A new program will soon come to the College of Central Florida in Levy.

    The program, called THEO (Timber Harvesting Equipment Operator) will offer timber related career training. The announcement was made at a Nature Coast Development Council and RESTORE Act advisory committee meeting on Sept. 10.

    “The timber industry is huge for North Central Florida,” Marilyn Ladner, provost at the CF Levy campus said.

  • Vets retreat coming to Levy

    A $50 million project, the Veterans Retreat at Clearwater Lakes, a place for disabled veterans, first responders and their families to heal and enjoy outdoor recreation was announced on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at a press conference in Citrus Springs.

  • Health department offers resources for battle

    The month for reflecting on breast cancer awareness is quickly coming to a close and local health department administration is encouraging those who haven’t gotten a mammogran to get one.

    “It’s really critical women over 50 do get a mammogram. It can save their lives,” Health Department Administrator Barbara Locke said in a telephone interview.

  • Video of Levy County Commission meeting on Oct. 20

    If you want to see the Levy County Commission meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 20, please click on this link that will take you to the Chiefland Citizen channel on You Tube. 


    There is a link below to the second part of the video, including a question to a commissioner about "buying pot in Mexico" by a reporter who misunderstood what was said by the commissioner. 

    We will have coverage of the meeting in Thursday's issue of the Citizen.

  • Levy's unemployment rate hits 7-year low

    The September unemployment rate for the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion area dropped by 0.5 percentage point over the month to 6.3 percent, and is down 1.0 percent from the same time last year.

    Out of an expanded labor force of 196,782, there were 12,472 unemployed, a decrease of 769 since August and 2,190 fewer than September 2014. Moreover, the number of employed increased over the month by 1,945 to 184,481.

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for Oct. 17-23




    Hawthorne Road   Daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from County Road 234 to the Hawthorne town limits to work on the shoulders.


    Hull Road (UF Campus)  Daytime lane closures and sidewalk closures between Southwest 34th Street and Mowry Road to build concrete sidewalk/trail.


  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, Oct. 20

    The Levy County Commission meets on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 9 a.m. 

    The meeting will be in the commission meeting room in the Levy County Courthouse in Bronson.